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South African industries under attack from cybercriminals

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of the Mimecast Threat Intelligence Report: RSA Conference Edition. The report is designed to provide technical analysis from Mimecast threat researchers on major campaigns carried out by threat actors, trends that are emerging from these attacks and an assessment of likely future trends […]


Thales report shows organisations struggle with security post Digital Transformation

According to the 2020 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition, with research and analysis by IDC, organisations reached a global cloud tipping point causing them to struggle with security challenges of Digital Transformation (DX). Today, half (50%) of all corporate data is stored in the cloud and nearly half (48%) of that data is […]


New AZORult campaign abuses popular VPN service to steal cryptocurrency

Kaspersky researchers have detected an unusual malicious campaign that uses a phishing copy of a popular VPN service’s website to spread AZORult, a Trojan stealer, under the guise of installers for Windows. The campaign, which kicked off at the end of last November with the registration of a fake website, is currently active and focused […]


The cybersecurity talent shortage will get worse, say 62% of CISOs

A total of 62% of CISOs think the global cybersecurity talent shortage will get worse over the next five years, according to Global Snapshot: The CISO in 2020, a new report exploring the role and demographics of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), as well as the challenges they face, by Marlin Hawk, the global executive […]


More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

With Valentine’s Day taking place on Friday, singles and couples alike are under intensifying pressure to solidify their plans. While choosing the right partner is a matter of paramount importance, there is another matter that should be treated with care. Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that last year, there were 1,486 threats under the guise of […]


Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending in SANS 2020 Survey

The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disruptor worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases, according to the results of the latest SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey. “The SANS survey showed that rapid movement of corporate services and business applications to cloud-based technology is the biggest factor […]


Enterprises exposed as 45,000 data loss incidents are missed every month

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released a new research study entitled Enterprise Supernova: The Data Dispersion Cloud Adoption and Risk Report. The results describe the broad distribution of data across devices and the cloud, highlighting critical gaps for enterprise security. A total of 79% percent of companies surveyed store sensitive data in the public […]


Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending in SANS 2020 survey

The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases, according to the results of the latest SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey.  “The SANS survey showed that rapid movement of corporate services and business applications to cloud-based technology is the biggest factor […]


Study shows 93% of attempted mobile transactions were fraudulent

A total of 93% of total mobile transactions in 20 countries were blocked as fraudulent in 2019, according to a report on the state of malware and mobile ad fraud released by mobile technology company, Upstream. The Invisible Digital Threat data is based on deployments of Upstream’s Secure-D full-stack anti-fraud platform that that detects and […]


Almost half of respondents to poll ‘wouldn’t know’ if their organisation had suffered a cyber breach

Almost half of respondents to the latest Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s number one information security event, admit they would be completely unaware if a cyber breach occurred in their organisation. The poll was designed to explore incident response, an area that has come under recent scrutiny following Travelex’s response to its New […]


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